St. Joseph's Catholic College

A Welcome from the Executive Principal

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic College. When speaking to prospective parents I usually start with the question what do we want for our children? Our answer in St Joseph’s is that we want them to be happy and we want them to achieve to their full potential. Our aim is to provide a caring and supportive environment in which each individual can progress academically, spiritually and culturally.

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School Performance Tables

The final version of the secondary school performance tables has been released today by the Department for Education. We are pleased that our ‘progress 8’ figure for GCSE results in 2018 was positive, reflecting all the hard work done by those students and their teachers, as well as the ongoing support they received from their parents and carers.

‘Progress 8’ indicates how well students have performed in their GCSEs when compared to the results they achieved in the tests they took at the end of primary school, and our positive score indicates that they made better progress than students did nationally. Well done again to them all!


You can see the performance information for the College here:'s-catholic-college

Section 48 Inspections

Section 48 Report - December 2018


In December 2018, St. Joseph’s was inspected under Section 48 of the Education Act. The inspectors were extremely positive about our students and many aspects of the Catholic life of the college. Their comments include:

-            The college’s strong Catholic ethos pervades every aspect of its life and is highly valued by all its members due to the strong commitment of leaders and governors.

-            Students benefit significantly from the college’s strong, inclusive community, enriched by its ethnic diversity and high quality of relationships between staff and students.

-            The behaviour of students is exemplary; they are acutely alert to the needs of others and seek justice for all within and beyond the college community.

-            The quality of pastoral care shown to all members of the community, both students and staff, is outstanding.

-            The chaplaincy provision is highly effective in supporting and promoting the Catholic life of the school. ‘Faith in action’ is a model of good practice in the college.

-            Overall, students make good progress in Religious Education (RE).

Please follow the link above if you wish to see the report.

College Closure Status

The College is now open as of Monday 8th March.

Please click here for the College closure procedure.

Free School Meals

Claiming for free school meals (FSM) means that the College can also get up to £900 of additional funding per child for uniform, equipment and educational trips, all items your child will benefit from. Our card payment system also makes being on FSM discrete and anonymous. We are all living through challenging times financially so if you think your circumstances make your child eligible for FSM please apply using the form below or call 01793 714200.

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